Ski Resort Geisskopf in the Bavarian Forest: Position on map

Geisskopf Ski Resort

Habischried, Bischofsmais

Trail Map Geisskopf

The Ski Resort

The mountain station at the Geißkopf
The mountain station at the Geißkopf Achatz

At mount Geißkopf in the Bavarian Forest there is a small family ski area which offers 8 km of slopes.

In the valley area there are three practice lifts for beginners in the so-called "Geissleinpark". Those who already feel safe on the boards can explore the two blue marked slopes of the skiing area at the two Forsthaus lifts. Most of the slopes at the Geißkopf are marked in red. These are best reached with the Geißkopfbahn railway or the Parallel lift. The family run and the Herrenabfahrt Geißkopf run offer the best carving fun. The Riegel lift also takes you to the Riegel family run and the only black marked run in the ski area, the Herrenabfahrt Riegel run.

There are two fun parks for freestylers on the Geißkopf. The beginner fun park is located directly next to the Forsthaus lifts and the snow park for advanced skiers is a little further up between the Geißkopfbahn railway and the Nordhang lift. The parks are equipped with everything you need: rails, kickers, wallrides,...

From Wednesday to Saturday, the ski area is open for floodlight skiing from 18 to 22 o'clock. Then the Geißkopf and Nordhang T-bar lifts are in operation.


Interesting facts

  • Geisskopf is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Germany.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 922 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Germany is 702 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3661 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 18 " at summit elevation and 15 " at the base.
  • Geisskopf features 5 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Germany is 17 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 3 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 16
Snowphone+49 (0)9920 485
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

"Geisskopfhütte" at the Geißkopf mountain station
"Geisskopfhütte" at the Geißkopf mountain station Achatz

You can stop off at the "Geißkopfhütte" at the Geißkopf mountain station. At 1097m there is not only a great panoramic view of the Bavarian Forest, but also delicious regional dishes. In the valley, winter sports enthusiasts will find the Forstgasthof for a cosy stopover or - if you prefer a more traditional style - the Tauscher ski bar for après-ski fun. If you fancy a beer and a warming mulled wine, you can visit the three snow bars. Cross-country skiers can enjoy delicious food off-piste at the Landshuter Haus. Children are in good hands in the "Wärme-Häusl" right next to the Geissleinpark, where they can take a short break from winter sports.

Must-Ski Runs

The Nordhang runs I and II invite you to carve.
The Nordhang runs I and II invite you to carve. Achatz

On the two red marked Nordhang descents (1 and 2), carvers can really get going.

Longest Runs

Familienabfahrt Riegel
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 350 m

Most Difficult Runs

Herrenabfahrt Riegel
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 210 m


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: km


After skiing you can take a ride on the natural toboggan run.
After skiing you can take a ride on the natural toboggan run.

A chair lift takes you comfortably to the natural toboggan run on the Geißkopf, which is two kilometres long. Ten bends have to be mastered on the way in the forest.

The Geißkopf is also a great area for snowshoe hikes. Ideal, for example, is a hike to the Landshuter Haus, where you can then take a refreshing break.

Those who still haven't had enough of winter sports after skiing can also try out the cross-country ski runs around the Geißkopf.


Après-Ski and Nightlife

The Tauscher ski bar attracts party-goers.
The Tauscher ski bar attracts party-goers. Achatz

The Tauscher ski bar at the central cash desk is the hotspot for all those who want to celebrate a little after skiing. With hot après ski hits and cool drinks, the party starts here.

Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 2
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental

Getting here

By car

Take the A3 or the A92 to Deggendorf. In Deggendorf you continue in the direction of Regen (via Rusel). At Hochbruck turn left to Bischofsmais and follow the signs to the ski area.

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last update on Jan 15, 2024
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2740 ft - 3661 ft
Opening DayJan 13, 2024
Closing DayMar 24, 2024
Capacity 6600 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Total 8

Skiable Terrain

5 miles
Overall Slope Length 5 miles
Number of Slopes 9

Weather (2234 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €35
1 day youth €30
1 day child €23
All rates & fees